Mold: The Uninvited House Guest
June 07, 2016 at 8:22 AM
If you have a basement or live in a floodplain, chances are your home or business is more likely to be susceptible to mold damage. Mold damage can also occur from washer machine slow leaks or overflows. Here are some tips on how to handle mold, the health risks it creates and how to prevent it in the future.
Assessing Damage & When to Call a Pro
24Restore, a water damage restoration service company located in Ramsey, Minnesota just north of the Twin Cities, states that if an area is less than 10 square feet the mold issue can be handled by the building owner, but if it exceeds these dimensions it’s time to call in the pros. If the building owner is planning on tackling the mold issue on their own, the CDC recommends wear a respiratory mask, gloves and goggles because mold can harm your health. We’ll get into the risks next.
Health Risks of Mold
Mold damage hosts a multitude of health issues which building owners should be aware of. The most common health effect of mold is allergies. Mold can also cause illness and infections such as asthma, flue-like symptoms, skin infections and pneumonia which is the most serious.
Even if you do live or work in an area that is susceptible to mold growth, there are ways to prevent it. Identify vulnerable areas of your home or building, assess the extent of the mold damage and where the water source is coming from. If an area of your home does get wet, immediately dry or replace water sensitive materials like dry wall and insulation. At SPDP Solutions, we are the proud creators of the Suds Sentry Washing Machine Pans, which helps to prevent or minimize the damaging effects of an overflow from a washing machine or broken washer hoses. This type of water damage could lead to mold issues causing the health issues mentioned above.
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